Amid all the bad news that has flooded our feed this year, the story of Kanta Prasad, owner of Baba Ka Dhaba, has been one of the most heartwarming. Prasad, who was suffering badly during the pandemic, is now a restaurant owner in Malviya Nagar, Delhi.
In an interview with a leading news daily, Prasad said that he is quite happy and that God has blessed him. He appealed to the viewer’s stating that his restaurant will now serve both Indian and Chinese cuisines.
Prasad shot to internet fame when a popular food vlogger Gaurav Wasan posted a video of him in his food stall, where Prasad was seen crying over the financial woes that the lockdown imposed curfew had brought. The emotional appeal of Prasad and his wife did the trick as people started to flock into his dhaba to taste his cooking and also support the struggling duo.
His popularity sky-rocketed to such an extent that a doctor even helped him to get a cataract operation for free.
It was not all plain sailing for Prasad, however. He filed a complaint against YouTuber Wasan for the alleged misappropriation of funds. Prasad alleged that Wasan “intentionally and deliberately shared only his and his family/friends’ bank details and mobile numbers with the donors and collected a huge amount of donation through different modes of payments i.e bank account/wallets without providing any information to the complainant”.
The food joint owner also accused Wasan of not providing details of the financial transactions to him. The Instagram influencer cum YouTuber however had denied all the allegations. Earlier this month, Prasad had alleged that he has been continuously receiving death threats from many.
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